A highly self-motivated person with excellent molecular biology skills is sought to investigate the molecular and biochemical mechanisms underlying chloroplast formation in plants. The research is part of our focus on novel gene discovery and elucidating their mechanisms in affecting plant metabolisms and plastid development.

The project involves the elucidation of how a newly isolated gene induces ectopic chloroplast formation by a combination of molecular, biochemical and genetic approaches including the use of various cutting-edge technologies. The postdoc will also have the freedom to explore additional research projects in the related areas in either model or crop species.

The start date for the position is negotiable. The initial appointment is one year but renewable for additional years, contingent upon satisfactory performance. Salary is competitive and commensurate with background and experience.

Qualifications: A recent PhD in plant molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, or a related field. The successful candidate should have a good publication record and strong skills in molecular biology, genetics, and biochemistry.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send a CV, a cover letter describing your research interests and career goal, and the names of three references by email to Dr. Li Li (LL37@cornell.edu). For more information about our research, please see http://plbrgen.cals.cornell.edu/people/li-li or https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=O-VltgsAAAAJ&hl=en

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